With Thaipusam over and all the smashed coconuts cleaned off the streets, the island has turned a flashy red. Chinese New Year is just around the corner!
Mandarin oranges, red lanterns, lion dances, dragon dances, firecrackers, jolly shandy & tiger beer, sweet pineapple tarts, crunchy love letters, spring couplets and all things auspicious. You can close your eyes to escape the glitter, but don't try plugging your ears - you'll just look silly and besides, you can't avoid the blaring and thumping Chinese New Year songs in every shop. It's the most in-your-face holiday of the year!
It’s a time when most overseas & outstation Penangites return home for their annual reunion dinner. We moved back to Penang last year just in time for Chinese New Year, so it also marks our homecoming anniversary. To kick start the spirit of this Spring Festival, I have redressed Capturing Penang with a little festive look for all our wonderful blog friends & readers.
Are you ready for a boisterous Chinese New Year?
A Chinese New Year Lion - inspired from a craft site and requested by my youngest sister.